The fruit and the labour.

The fruit and the labour. Drawing Luke Hockley.

The fruit and the labour. Drawing Luke Hockley.

Dear Self,

It can be hard for me to keep the decisions I make in focus at the point when the consequences (both good and bad) come around to greet me.

I catch myself acting like the benefits are some kind of mystery, a miracle that happened to me, and that the drawbacks are some kind of bad luck, or curse, that have befallen me.

Sure, sometimes good and bad things happen to me that I have little to do with. But sometimes the decisions I make have both positive and negative impacts on my life.

I’d like to take more ownership for those impacts. Specifically keeping the positive impacts in mind when I am enduring the negative ones.

Because that seems to be the case for me a bit at the moment. I’m happy to enjoy the fruits of my labour…but am blind to the existence of those fruits when I am in the depths of the labour!

It feels a bit immature.

I’d like to act a bit more like an adult about it all by both enjoying the fruits of my labour and the work that I choose to do to get these fruits.

Ok. I’ll give that a try.



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